Slouchy Nordic Ice Crochet Hat Pattern

Welcome to my Nordic Ice crochet hat pattern! If you’re looking for a trendy and relaxed accessory to add to your wardrobe, you’re in the right place. This pattern will guide you through creating a stylish new hat with a laid-back, slouchy fit that’s perfect for any casual occasion. 

Whether you’re heading out for a coffee with friends or simply want to add some flair to your outfit, this hat will keep you looking cool and feeling cozy. Let’s dive into the world of crochet and create a hat that’s as fashionable as it is comfortable! The free pattern is below. 

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Melissa Hassler wearing her Nordic Ice crochet hat pattern design

Free Crochet Hat Pattern

I designed this slouchy hat to be a perfect fit for two different sizes: child and adult. The use of puff and basic stitches make it a great project for a beginner crocheter to practice their skills.

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Materials Needed

  • Crochet hook: G-6 (4 mm hook)
  • Yarn: worsted weight yarn (#4). I used  Lion Brand Yarns Feels Like Butta in Ice and White. My adult size hat weighs 4.2 oz/119 grams.
  • Tapestry needle: you will use this to weave in your ends.
  • Stitch markers: I always use these when I design my hats. They help me track when to make increases. 
  • Scissors: You will need scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Tape Measure: You will use this to measure head size.
  • Pom Maker: This is a great tool for making a yarn pom pom for your hat.
Melissa Hassler wearing her Nordic Ice crochet hat pattern design

Crochet Hat Pattern

Skill Level

Advanced beginner

Hat Sizes

Child and Adult

The child size hat will fit a head circumference up to 19″.

The adult size hat will fit a head circumference up to 23″.

Gauge

17 stitches = 4″ and 9 rounds = 2″

Supplies

  • Hook Size: G-6 (4 mm)
  • Yarn weight: medium (#4)
  • Notions: yarn needle & stitch marker(s)

Crochet Terms

  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • blo = back loop only
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sl st/sl st = slip stitch/slip stitches

Special Stitches

Puff stitch

Step 1: Yarn over, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop. (3 loops on your hook)

Step 2: Yarn over, insert hook in same st, pull up a loop. (5 loops on your hook)

Step 3: Repeat step 2, two more times.

Step 4: Yarn over, pull through all 9 loops, chain 1 to close the stitch

Pattern Notes

  • The pattern is worked from the bottom up.
  • The brim is worked flat in rows and then joined in the round.
  • The hat is worked in the round.
  • The pattern is written in US terms.

Instructions for the Child Size Hat

Crochet the brim (child size)

Row 1: ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, turn [10]

Rows 2- 78: ch 1, sc blo in each st, turn [10]

Join your work in the round.

After row 78, my brim measured 17 inches. It will stretch.

Crochet the body of the hat (child size)

Switch to white yarn for the puff stitch rounds.

Rnd 1: ch 2, hdc once in each row of the ribbing, join. [78]

Rnd 2: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [78]

Rnd 3: ch 2, make one puff stitch in each st [78]

Rnd 4: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [78]

Rnd 5: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [78]

Rnd 6: ch 2, make one puff stitch in each st [78]

Rnd 7: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [78]

Rnd 8: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [78]

Rnd 9: ch 2, make one puff stitch in each st [78]

Rnd 10: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [78]

Rnd 11: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [78]

Rnd 12: ch 2, make one puff stitch in each st [78]

Rnd 13: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [78]

Rnd 14: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [78]

Rnd 15: ch 2, make one puff stitch in each st [78]

Rnd 16: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [78]

Rnd 17: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [78]

Rnd 18: ch 2, make one puff stitch in each st [78]

Rnd 19: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [78]

Rnd 20: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [78]

Instructions for the Adult Size Hat

Crochet the brim (adult size)

Row 1: ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, turn [10]

Rows 2- 92: ch 1, sc in each st in the BACK LOOPS ONLY, turn [10]

Join your work in the round.

After row 92, my brim measured 20.5 inches. It will stretch.

Crochet the body of the hat (adult size)

Switch to white yarn for the puff stitch rounds.

Rnd 1: ch 2, hdc once in each row of the ribbing, join [92]

Rnd 2: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [92]

Rnd 3: ch 2, make one puff stitch in each st [92]

Rnd 4: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [92]

Rnd 5: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [92]

Rnd 6: ch 2, make one puff stitch in each st [92]

Rnd 7: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [92]

Rnd 8: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [92]

Rnd 9: ch 2, make one puff stitch in each st [92]

Rnd 10: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [92]

Rnd 11: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [92]

Rnd 12: ch 2, make one puff stitch in each st [92]

Rnd 13: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [92]

Rnd 14: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [92]

Rnd 15: ch 2, make one puff stitch in each st [92]

Rnd 16: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [92]

Rnd 17: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [92]

Rnd 18: ch 2, make one puff stitch in each st [92]

Rnd 19: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [92]

Rnd 20: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [92]

Rnd 21: ch 2, make one puff stitch in each st [92]

Rnd 22: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [92]

Rnd 23: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [92]

Finishing

Use a tapestry needle to sew the seam of the brim.

Sew the top of the hat shut by weaving your yarn through the stitches around the entire opening.

Adding a Pom Pom

Make a pom pom with your pom maker.

  1. Wind the yarn around both arches. 
  2. Cut the yarn along the middle gap.
  3. Tie with a piece of scrap yarn. 
  4. Open the arches.
  5. Remove the pom pom.
  6. Trim any loose ends.
Melissa Hassler wearing her Nordic Ice crochet hat pattern design

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